SIR impulse reverb and altiverb and other impulses
I have recently tried the free SIR impulse reverb and have a question. My system is getting old, P4 2.5ghz, but I can play any vst in realtime with other effects applied, such as regular reverb, delay etc...
SIR works well and sounds good but when you apply it and try to play a VST through it there is quite a delay in the sound compared to no delay without it. Is this normal with Impulse reverbs? Are they usually applied only after a part is recorded? Do the nonfree ones process faster?
I worked with ConvoBoy quite a time and it was very fine. Especially the EQ on the reverbed signal is fine.
But actually I hardly ever used in realtime.
What made me buy Pristine Space then was that I thought ConvoBoy could not deal with stereo reverb IRs. Actually I think now it could be done with some intelligent splitting of channels and routing, but you cannot avoid to start two instances.
Since I use heavy EQ processing on my tracks which currently eats up all my processor capacities I still have no chance to add a convolution reverb realtime. I have to do it in a second step.
The other point is - the more I worked with reverb the more I realized that you really need excellent IRs. I really liked some of the freebies half a year ago but realize now that they color the sound.